The Elevation (‘O how ambitious is my Soul’)
First published in Poems on Several Occasions (London, 1703). Ezell, p. 78.
Copy, headed ‘The Elevation, by Lady Chudly’.
In: A quarto composite verse miscellany, in one or possibly two hands, 56 pages (including blanks), in 19th-century boards. Early-mid-18th century.
Formerly among the papers of the Fairfax family, of Leeds Castle, Kent. Fairfax sale at Leeds Castle, 1843, to Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 11141. 1898 Phillipps sale, lot 479, to W. A. Lindsay. His sale London, 14 February 1927, lot 671, to Dobell. Dobell & Radford's sale catalogue The Ingatherer, No. 11 (1930), item 209.
To the Ladies (‘Wife and Servant are the same’)
First published in Poems on Several Occasions (London, 1703). Ezell, pp. 83-4.
Copy, in an 18th-century hand.
In: A quarto volume of 60 poems by Henry King (plus one by Henry Reynolds), in a single neat hand, that of Thomas Manne's ‘imitator’, 46 leaves (including a few blank pages). c.1635-6 [and some later additions].
Some 18th-century additions including notes in French, some verse and the inscriptions (f. 3r) ‘Henry Dottin His Book’ and ‘Elie Dottin Her Book’. Later owned by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector.
Cited in IELM, II.i (1987), as the ‘Malone MS’: KiH Δ 3. Discussed by Margaret Crum in The Library, 5th Ser. 16 (1961), 121-32. Described in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, A Bibliography of Henry King D.D. Bishop of Chichester (London, 1977), pp. 91-3 (with a facsimile of f. 17v: see KiH 321) and in Mary Hobbs's thesis (see Rosemary Williams, Stoughton MS).
This MS recorded in Ezell, p. cviii.
Copy, inscribed in the volume. Early-mid-18th century.
In: A printed exemplum of the Shakespeare First Folio (London, 1623).
Once owned by Elizabeth Brockett.
This MS recorded in Ezell, pp. xvii-xviii.
The Wish (‘Would but indulgent Fortune send’)
First published in Poems on Several Occasions (London, 1703). Ezell, p. 77.
Copy, headed ‘Lady Chudleighs poem the wish’, on one side of a single quarto leaf. Early 18th century.
Autograph letter signed by Mary Chudleigh, to an unnamed lady, from Ashton, 9 December 1701. 1701.
In: A quarto composite volume of letters and papers, in various hands, 78 leaves.
Autograph letter signed by Mary Chudleigh, to ‘Corrina’, from Ashton, 19 October 1701. 1701.
In: the MS described under ChM 5.
Autograph letter signed by Lady Chudleigh, to the Electress Sophia, from Exeter, 8 October 1710. 1710.
In: A folio composite volume of correspondence and papers of John Robethon, private secretary to William III and George I, for 1707-11, 472 leaves. Hanover Papers Vol. II.